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#31 – DECLUTTER
One of the most easy things to miss as a time saver is decluttering. When you have less in your home – you have less to clean, less to maintain, less to shop for etc…. – saving masses of time each week!
#32 – MINIMISE TV TIME
You can gain so many more hours just by switching that TV off every once in a while. Try stopping watching just one program a week and work your way up from there.
#33 – CREATE THE PERFECT LAYOUT FOR YOUR HOME
If you can make sure the layout of your home works well for you then you can save time. Having things in the right room means less time walking around to get things, having the perfect kitchen layout means you don’t have to spend extra time putting things away – every little bit really does help!
#34 – SAVE TIME COOKING
Using a blender and food processor can save loads of time when preparing food – I love my Vitamix for quick smoothies and soups, and my food processor makes quick work of chopping!
#35 – CREATE A CLEANING SCHEDULE
If you know that everything you need to do around the house will be done on a given day each week/month then you save time doing it more than needed.
I have a post all about creating a cleaning schedule HERE that you may find useful x
#36 – USE IDENTICAL SOCKS!
A quick but time efficient trick is to buy the same brand and colour of sock for each person in the house. This makes pairing them up and sorting them out after washing so much less time consuming!
#37 – 2 LAUNDRY BASKETS
Why spend extra time sorting washing before you do your laundry? Do the work up front by having 2 laundry baskets – 1 for whites and 1 for colours.
#38 – LEAVE SPACE AROUND FURNITURE
It takes so much more time to hoover a room when you have to move every last item of furniture to get to the floor. Try and leave enough space around each piece for the hoover to get around it easily and you can save a good few minutes each time.
#39 – LARGER BIN!
Just investing in a larger bin for each room you have one means less trips to empty them – thus saving less time each week – simple!
#40 – LOGICAL SHOPPING LISTS WORK
When you write your shopping list, write it in the order you will go around the store. Group items in categories so you avoid wasting time when shopping going to and from each section multiple times.
#41 – CREATE A PLACE FOR YOUR SHOPPING LIST
Add a shopping list to your kitchen cupboard door so you (and other family members) can add things that are needed as they run out. This saves you time having to look through the cupboards every time you want to do a shop.
#42 – LEFTOVERS FOR LUNCH
When you cook the evening meal try and cook enough so that you have leftovers for lunch the next day. Roast meat is great in a sandwich or salad, or pasta dishes can heated up again. This saves prep time the next day.
#43 – CREATE CHECKLISTS
If you find yourself writing the same things down all the time, then consider making checklists that you can simply get out when you need them and save time. This works really well for a babysitters info sheet, or how to use the TV for guests, pet sitters info etc…
#44 – CHECK EMAIL LESS
Along with TV and Social Media, eMail can be another one of those things that sucks up endless amounts of time if you’re not careful. Try and check it once or twice only each day – that habit alone can save you hours each week!
#45 – KNOW YOUR BODY CLOCK
If you do hard things when you are naturally most alert each day you will do them in less time than if you tried to force yourself when tired.
Phew! – loads of inspiration for you I hope – and only a few more to look at now. The last page awaits, with some great tips that should help you save even more time for what matters – you ready?….